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Heat-only Thermostat

August 31, 2017

Uponor’s Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen (A3100101) is designed for precise temperature control of residential hydronic radiant heating systems based on operative temperature sensing capabilities. The thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative

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Wireless Hot Water Recirculation Kit

August 31, 2017

The ecocirc wireless hot water recirculation kit from Xylem has an ECM based permanent magnet motor. It operates on as little as 20 watts. The pump and paired valve wirelessly communicate temperature data. The ecocirc pump is installed on the

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Axiom hires new sales manager

August 30, 2017

Alan Zanidean has joined Axiom Industries Ltd. as the company’s sales manager for North America. In this new position, Zanidean will have responsibility for increasing Axiom’s market presence through our independent representative network. He has 10 years’ experience in the

Article Hydronics

Melting snow is a beautiful thing

August 30, 2017 by Lance MacNevin

LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC AT MODERN HYDRONICS-SUMMIT 2017. LANCE WILL BE DISCUSSING HYDRONIC SNOW AND ICE MELTNG SYSTEMS IN MORE DETAIL AT THE SUMMIT. As I write this it is hard to think about winter, but I am pretty

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How water behaves in hydronic systems – Part II

August 29, 2017 by Mark Olson

Two common problems resulting from poor water quality are excessive corrosion and limescale accumulation. In Part I (HPAC, February 2017) we examined corrosion. The following is a closer look at limescale accumulation. In North America the dissolved mineral content from

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Calling all wetheads: Take advantage of special contractor pricing

August 28, 2017 by Kerry Turner

Click here for sneak peek into Robert Bean’s presentation and the opening Siggy & the Bean session. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more

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HRAI conference briefs

August 25, 2017

Strengthening regional representation and ensuring money earmarked for climate change projects is spent wisely are among top priorities for Bruce Passmore, who was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the organization’s 49th-annual

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Distribution efficiency: An often overlooked benefit of hydronics

August 24, 2017 by Kerry Turner

During the 35+ years that I have been involved in the North American hydronics industry there have been significant improvements in the thermal efficiency of hydronic heat sources. The 1960s vintage ranch house that I grew up in is a

Product Hydronics

High-efficiency ECM Circulator

August 23, 2017

The 0015e3 circulator from Taco has three settings: Low (5 ft. head), Medium (10 ft. head) and high (18 ft. head). Features include BIO Barrier to protect the pump from system contaminants;  SureStart automatic unblocking and air purging mode and a high-efficiency

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Wall Mounted Modulating Condensing Boiler

August 23, 2017

The MAC from Utica Boilers is a high efficiency wall mounted modulating condensing boiler offered in combi and space heating models. AI control technology recognizes Natural or LP gas and self-monitors and adjusts for fuel savings. It also measures water

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Insulated Radiant PEX Panel

August 22, 2017

The Amvic Insulated Radiant PEX Panel is designed for residential and commercial radiant floor heating systems. The PEX piping is inserted into the panel by walking on the pipe; panel nubs lock the piping in place. The patented panel design

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Register now for the hydronics event of the year!

August 21, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you, one-on-one, about the latest hydronic product offerings,

Product Hydronics

Expandable Zone Pumping System

August 21, 2017

The Tamas Z-block is an expandable zone pumping system, designed to work with zone controls, thermostats, or as a standalone system. It is designed for multiple applications, such as zoning in a hydronic system for individual or multiple zones, as

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Indirect-fired Water Heater

August 18, 2017

Amtrol’s Hydromax indirect-fired water heater has enclosed piping and two-piece snap-fit design for easy access. The hi-delta heat exchanger is removable for cleaning without draining the tank. A Turbulator inlet distributor agitates water to reduce sediment buildup and the high

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Radiant Floor Panels

August 18, 2017

Heat-Sheet radiant floor panels are made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation engineered to compression strengths from 20 to 100 psi to support the weight of cast-in-place concrete. Higher compression strengths are available upon request. The panels come in a range

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High Efficiency Circulator

August 18, 2017

Grundfos ALPHA2 high efficiency circulators with ECM motor design offer simple push button control to program in one of three constant speed, three-constant pressure, or AUTOADAPT control modes. The current operating mode is always visible on the circulator’s LED display.

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Wall Hung Boilers

August 18, 2017

Eco-King Supreme high efficiency wall hung boilers from Eco-King Heating are offered in three sizes: 100,000, 140,000 and 200,000 Btu. The Combi (C Model) provides instant on-demand hot water with hydronic heating. The H Model boiler provides heating and hot

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Carbon Steel Press and Fitting System

August 18, 2017

Apollo PowerPress carbon steel press and fitting system is designed for thick wall steel pipe as defined by ASTM A53, A106, A135, A795 (schedule 10 to 40) standards. It can be used with different brands of press tools. The products

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Zoning Application Valves

August 18, 2017

Designed for maximum efficiency in tight spaces, Belimo’s ZoneTight valve offering is suited to pressure dependent and pressure independent zoning applications and is a retrofit replacement solution. Features include true ball valve design to eliminate energy losses, clog resistant and

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Combi-boiler

August 18, 2017

The AquaBalance combi-boiler from Weil-McLain is factory shipped as NG, with an optional LP conversion kit available. Features include compact design; heavy gauge insulated jacket; a 10-to-1 turn down ratio; a single tube, large diameter, ASME certified 316L stainless steel

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Condensate Neutralization Tank with Pump

August 18, 2017

Model NT1-P condensate neutralization tank with pump from Axiom Industries comes with high level float for hook up to an alarm system and includes an initial charge of LipHter neutralizing media. The NeutraPump is designed to prevent acidic condensate from

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Making sense of boiler ratings

August 16, 2017 by Kerry Turner

When it comes to the selection and sizing of your boiler many people get a little confused as to what all the different ratings mean and which rating you should use. Take a look at a manufacturers’ specification sheet and

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Magnetic Filters

August 15, 2017

Adey filters can be used in any size installation from small residential to heavy commercial. All MagnaClean filters are part of maintaining total system health through the use of a multi-step Best Practice approach designed to clean and protect hydronic

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Multi Panels for Heating Projects

August 15, 2017

HeatLink TMP Multi Panels for residential or small commercial  heating projects come with a Grundfos UPS15-58, UPS26-99 or UPS26-150 primary pump. Combinations of up to five circuits are available: one possible DHW circuit; up to two high temp circuits; and

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Condensing Boiler

August 15, 2017

IBC’s SL series G3 condensing boiler line includes four-zone pump control; UL/CSA-approved LWCO and a manual reset high limit; a moisture management system; outdoor reset; the ability to connect an indirect water tank directly to the boiler without a primary

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Insulated PEX Barrier Piping System

August 15, 2017

Viega has introduced its ProRadiant insulated PEX barrier piping system for its snow melting system. The system’s high-compressive strength makes it suitable for burial under areas with high traffic loads or foot traffic. The “smart” membrane between the outer casing

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Combi Gas Water Heater/Furnace

August 15, 2017

The GF 200 combi gas water heater/furnace from NTI has proprietary and exclusive software to minimize cycling with 10 stages of modulation for smooth heat output. An internal recirculation and buffer tank eliminates cold water sandwich and no minimum flow

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High Density Expanded Polystyrene

August 15, 2017

HydroFoam lightweight high density expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is part of the NUDURA Integrated Series, is designed to ensure heat is dispersed evenly throughout the entire floor area. The 4 ft. by 4 ft. (1.2 m by 1.2 m) boards

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Coalescing Air Separators

August 15, 2017

Spirotherm has added press connections to its entire brass product line, sizes ¾ in. through 2 in. The Spirovent Air Eliminator and Combination Air/Dirt Eliminator, use the patented Spirotube coalescing medium to eliminate 100 per cent of the free air,

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Zone Controls for Pumps and Valves

August 15, 2017

Caleffi Z-one Zone Controls for pumps, valves or both, have ample room for terminations, large screw terminals, automatic resettable fuse and snap-in transformers. These controls are compatible with two-, three- and four-wire zone valves and thermostats and have configurable pump